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Cat Enrichment Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Friends for Life

  • 47 people are interested

At Friends For Life, every animal matters. Founded in 2002, Friends For Life introduced the no-kill shelter model to Houston - saving animals regardless of their breed, age or condition.

Houston-grown, we’re here to help our neighbors care for the pets they love.

We’re not finished until every animal has a safe home. Until then, we’ll be innovating, improving and tracking results to find the most effective ways to save lives.

We have an amazing cat enrichment and behavior team, and we always need more help!

As a cat enrichment volunteer, you will help provide various enrichment needs to our cats (think kitty kongs and bubbles!). Enrichment volunteers are essential to helping improve the daily lives of our cats at the shelter. Our Behavior volunteer program is a five-step program, and you'll start out as a BV1 volunteer (behavior volunteer - level 1). Our behavior program is truly one-of-a-kind. You'll learn such much, like how animals communicate, different types of enrichment, how to read body language, learning theory, and so much more.

Sign up today to help our cats get the socialization and enrichment that they deserve!

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About Friends for Life

Location:

107 E. 22nd Street, Houston, TX 77008, US

Mission Statement

At Friends For Life, every animal matters. Founded in 2002, Friends For Life introduced the no-kill shelter model to Houston - saving animals regardless of their breed, age or condition. Houston-grown, we’re here to help our neighbors care for the pets they love. We’re not finished until every animal has a safe home. Until then, we’ll be innovating, improving and tracking results to find the most effective ways to save lives. Our programs include rescue, rehabilitation, adoption, humane education and animal food/supply support.

Description

Friends For Life Programs

Adoption
75% of the hundreds of animals we have placed were classified by other area shelters as "unadoptable." Reasons other shelters would have ended their lives included: weighing less than 2 lbs, being over 7 years old, being injured, having treatable medical conditions or just being a member of certain breeds. Adoptable is what we, as a community, say it is. We have the power to redefine adoptable right now. Through our proactive placement programs, we redefine adoptable everyday.

Rescue and Rehabilitation
Friends For Life accepts animals of all breeds, all ages and in all health situations. No life is disposable. We routinely accept, rehabilitate, medically treat and adopt into loving homes, animals on whom other groups have given up.

Pet Retention
Keeping animals in good homes is a priority in building a no kill community. Friends For Life counselors provide advice on behavior, training and other concerns to help frustrated animal guardians change a difficult situation to make an animal a positive family member. In addition, we offer an animal food and supply bank to provide assistance to those who find themselves in temporarily difficult circumstances.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Community
Animals, Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

107 E. 22nd StreetHouston, TX 77008

(29.80629,-95.39866)
 

SKILLS

  • Animal Care / Handling

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • at least one shift per month
  • must be 16 years or older

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